Kodable Set Up Guide 2021 | Coding in Elementary School

As a new school year approaches, those little voices and bright smiles will soon be back in your classroom. Perhaps you've spent time this summer thinking about how you can engage your students differently this year. Maybe your district is changing the curriculum to add computer science, or possibly you already use Kodable for coding in elementary school. Regardless, the Kodable Set Up Guide will help you get ready to code in your classroom.

Whatever it may be, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to introduce coding into your classroom, so we created the  ultimate guide to setting up Kodable for the 2021 school year. Let's roll Fuzzy Family!

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1. Learn about K-2 Coding and Where to Start

There are many resources for educators, and knowing where to start can be a daunting task! That's why we took your questions, worries, and excitements and created free professional development teacher training webinars.

K-2 Computer Science Teacher Training Webinars

These webinars are designed for any and all elementary teachers interested in coding, regardless of your experience or what coding tools you may or may not currently use. Start by learning the basics of what exactly coding is and how you teach it to pre-readers all the way to understanding how to integrate coding into topics you're already teaching. Our webinars cover everything you need to know.

BREAKING DOWN K-2 CODING- Explore the benefits of bringing coding into your K-2 classroom. This session will cover what coding means for a 5-7 year-old student and break down all the STEM jargon. 

Watch all videos from this session here->

CODING IN ACTION: HOW AND WHERE TO START- Discover how to start a coding program with your students this school year! We’ll cover how to choose the right platform, introducing to students, setting up your classroom, and more.

Watch all videos from this session here->

Sign up for our upcoming teacher training webinars and continue learning. Sign Up Here ->

2. How to Set Up Your Kodable Account

If you're new to Kodable, welcome! We're happy you're here. You can sign up for your free teacher account below and start coding with your class in minutes.  

Teachers: sign up for your free account here

Getting Started With Kodable

You’ve set up a teacher account, or maybe you already had an account, but what should you do first? Get to know Kodable and learn about each game, creative projects, and how to use it in your classroom by viewing our quick teacher tutorials and guides.

Watch the Kodable Dashboard Tour->

Coding in elementary school using Kodable.

Class Set Up Tips

  1. Learn how to set up Kodable using your Clever account. Read the Clever Article ->
  2. See how to set up Kodable with a Google Classroom account. Read the Google Classrooms Article ->
  3. If you're returning to Kodable, here's how you can easily transfer students to their new class. Read the Transfer Students Article ->

3. Choose Your First Kodable Coding Lesson

First Coding Lessons

Now that you're ready to teach kids to code, what should you actually teach first ? We've pulled together a list of some of our favorite starter coding activities. Remember, you can find even more coding lessons on your teacher dashboard.

  1. Get Started with Kodable Lessons Slide Deck Download Slide Deck ->
  2. What is Computer Programming? Ages 4-6 Watch the Video ->
  3. What is Computer Programming? Ages 7-10 Watch the Video ->

We also have awesome Unplugged Coding Lessons that give your kids the opportunity to learn coding basics in a different way. Who doesn't love a little screen-free time?!

  1. The Ultimate Guide to Unplugged Coding
  2. Unplugged Sequence Activity: Fuzzy Fall Harvest
Start coding in elementary school with Kodable.

We'd Love to Connect with You!

We hope the Kodable Set Up Guide helped you feel prepared for coding this. And now that you're off and rolling with Fuzzes, make sure to share all your Kodable classroom moments with us on social media! Tag us @kodable on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Happy coding!